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Experience the Bloom: Reeves-Reed Arboretum Unveils a Summit Garden Tour in Commemoration of Its 50th Anniversary!

May 6, 2024

Experience the Bloom: Reeves-Reed Arboretum Unveils a Summit Garden Tour in Commemoration of Its 50th Anniversary!

SUMMIT, NJ  Garden enthusiasts and nature lovers are invited to embark on a picturesque journey through the heart of Summit, New Jersey at the upcoming Summit Garden Tour on Thursday, May 30 from 10 am - 3 pm. Organized by Reeves-Reed Arboretum in partnership with The Summit Garden Club, this springtime tour is being held in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Reeves-Reed Arboretum as a non-profit public arboretum.

The tour will feature a captivating ensemble of eight unique gardens, offering a blend of private and public landscapes brimming with seasonal delights. Ticket holders will have the exclusive opportunity to explore five hidden gems tucked away in private residences, gaining insights into the creative vision and horticultural expertise of local gardening enthusiasts as well as award-winning designers. In addition, gardens of three local architecturally historic landmarks including Reeves-Reed Arboretum will round out the tour.

Included in the ticket price, attendees will also have the chance to indulge in springtime refreshments from the Secret Tea Room while visiting the gardens at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. A Pop-Up Garden Shop will also be onsite featuring an array of garden-inspired treasures, artisanal wares, and floral bouquets for sale to commemorate the experience and inspire future gardening endeavors.

"We are thrilled to welcome visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of spring and discover the passion and creativity of our local gardening community," shared Jackie Kondel, Executive Director of Reeves-Reed Arboretum. "The Summit Garden Tour is not just an opportunity to admire stunning landscapes, but also a celebration of community spirit and the joys of connecting with nature."

Tickets for the Summit Garden Tour are $50 (for 50 years!) and are available for purchase online at, with proceeds supporting the educational programs, gardens, and woodlands of Reeves-Reed Arboretum as they mark their golden jubilee. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this unforgettable journey through the wonders of springtime.

Online ticket sales end at 3 pm on May 29.  Summit Garden Tour tickets will be $55 on the day of the tour and may be purchased in person at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit. For further details or questions, visit or call (908) 273-8787, x1010.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places and has been educating and inspiring community through nature for fifty years.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum…a place to grow, for everyone!